Vectorworks Upgrades & Updates

Do you own a copy of Vectorworks?

From Sept 15th 2016, only licences less than 4 years old will attract discounts on upgrade.

This means if you own a copy of Vectorworks 2014, 2015 or 2016 we will upgrade you to Vectorworks 2017. All other licence users will be provided with the latest Vectorworks version with appropriate “special” offers.

Please contact us either by email or phone to organise your personalised upgrade pricing or replacement licence.

Phone 09 445 8480 – and please leave a message if we’re currently on the phone.

Alternatively, please use the contact page on this web site and we’re happy to phone you.

Update Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 3

These downloads will update all New Zealand Vectorworks 2017 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP3. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2017, you must first install version 2017 and then update it to 2017 SP3 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2017 SP3 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2017” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2017.app”)

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks 2017” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2017.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select “Extract All”. Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2017 SP3 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2017 SP3 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2017, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact:
Email techsupport@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.
Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP3.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2017 SP3
Updater for Macintosh – Size: 2.2GiB
MD5: a52ac1711c0d8058f930aba3cbe7a6f7
2017 SP3
Updater for Windows – Size: 2.2GiB
MD5: 1a139ccdecd7dd0c8a0543cb2e53ce8b

 

Update Vectorworks 2016 Service Pack 4

These downloads will update Vectorworks 2016 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2016 SP4. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2016, you must first install version 2016 and then update it to 2016 SP4 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2016 SP4 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2016” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2016.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2016” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2016.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2016 SP4 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2016 SP4 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions
Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2016, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact Megabits using our contact page or phone 09 445 8480.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP4.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2016 SP4
Updater for Macintosh – 418 MB
MD5: 6a3c8f33e6669b56234aa14158003364

2016 SP4
Updater for Windows – 247 MB
MD5: db0be5bdf134cde0504e0c6924207a6b

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Update Vectorworks 2015 Service Pack 5

These downloads will update Vectorworks 2015 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2015 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2015, you must first install version 2015 and then update it to 2015 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2015 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2015” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2015.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2015” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2015.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2015 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2015 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

This is the New Zealand version of Vectorworks 2015 SP5 and has been made available on February 10th, 2016.

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2015, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact techsupport@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image. Save the downloaded application to your hard disk.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

 

2015 SP5
Updater for Macintosh – 404 MB
MD5: f6d2960ce22fc4ae9da6f81522a1af3a
2015 SP5
Updater for Windows – 510 MB
MD5: 017dd2f7bed689c67441a05321fa9ba2

 

Update Vectorworks 2014 Service Pack 5

These downloads will update Vectorworks 2014 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2014 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2014, you must first install version 2014 and then update it to 2014 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2014 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2014” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2014.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2014” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2014.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

NOTE: Windows users should also be aware that updating while using the preview explorer plug-in could cause the update to fail. Please see this Knowledge Base article for more information.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2014 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2014 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

 

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2014, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact techsupport@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.

 

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2014 SP5
Updater for Macintosh – 524.5MB
MD5: d64834b94b51e6235bd84826ce62d3a9

2014 SP5
Updater for Windows – 632.8MB
MD5: 0c9c25629f14c05a1101da84ae47e743

Update Vectorworks 2013 Service Pack 5

These downloads will update Vectorworks 2013 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2013 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2013, you must first install version 2013 and then update it to 2013 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2013 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2013” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2013.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2013” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2013.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

NOTE: Windows users should also be aware that updating while using the preview explorer plug-in could cause the update to fail. Please see this Knowledge Base article for more information.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2013 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2013 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

 

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2013, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact techsupport@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.

 

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2013 SP5

Updater for Macintosh – 568 MB
MD5: 7f6d3200b12c739f51fc9cc439477042

2013 SP5
Updater for Windows – 563 MB
MD5: e0e788a8f2bd4ca5a3f6b6405266d823

Update Vectorworks 2012 Service Pack 5

The latest FREE update for Mac and PC users as at 1 October 2012.

These downloads will update Vectorworks 2012 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2012 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2012, you must first install version 2012 and then update it to 2012 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2012 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2012” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2012.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2012” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2012.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2012 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2012 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2012, or are not sure that your update will work, please send an email to techsupport@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.

Step 2

Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3

Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4

To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5

Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2012 SP5
Updater for Macintosh – 259 MB
MD5: 519d26ce2804a54395e4c4876fc0bd43
2012 SP5
Updater for Windows – 275 MB
MD5: dcb9d8d1ff7123523e02eff04ead496b

Important Note:

If you’re a vs 2011 user, to update to the latest service pack, always “check for updates” from within your application so that you’re directed to the correct site to download the latest update for the Australian/New Zealand version.

Update Vectorworks 2011 Service Pack 5

— includes support for Mac OS 10.7 ( Lion)

These downloads will update all New Zealand Vectorworks 2011 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2011 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2011, you must first install version 2011 and then update it to 2011 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2011 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2011” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2011.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2011” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2011.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2011 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2011 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2011, or are not sure that your update will work, please send an email to techsupport@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.

Step 2

Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3

Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4

To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5

Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2011 SP5
Updater for Macintosh – 196 MB
MD5: 2944bd516275e8b9f19074d87f873975
2011 SP5
Updater for Windows – 202 MB
MD5: 93e0d6e7af596fa766ce29a994ed8e27

Update Vectorworks 2010 Service Pack 4

To update to the latest Service Pack, you need to open your Vectorworks and check for updates from within Vectorworks to be able to access the NZ/Aust updates.

Macintosh

Go to Vectorworks menu and select “Check for Updates”

Windows

Go to the help menu, click on “about Vectorworks” and click on “Check for Updates”.

Download as instructed. Once downloaded then double click on downloaded updater and run the updater.

RESTART your computer once Vectorworks has been updated. The software installation is now complete.

If you log on and download direct from the Vectorworks Nemetschek site, you’ll download the USA data and this will not work with the NZ serial numbers.

Update Vectorworks 2009 Service Pack 5

These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 2009 products (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2009 SP5 (Build 115703). If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2009, you must first install version 2009 and then update it to 2009 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2009 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2009” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2009.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2009” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2009.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

Vectorworks 2009 SP5 Series E updates will require that you re-activate your license after you install. For SP5 this involves a new one step process which is easier than prior releases of Vectorworks 2009. It does, however require that you activate Vectorworks using an internet connection which allows Vectorworks to access a web server without firewall or proxy server security restrictions. If you have trouble activating, please first check your local and network firewall or other network security settings.

Vectorworks 2009 SP5 sends information to NNA about application crashes to allow us to improve application quality. If you object to this functionality you must disable it in your application preferences.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2009 SP5 update.

Landmark users should note that the previously released plant database update (see this location) is not included in any Vectorworks 2009 service pack online updater and must be applied separately according to the included instructions.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2009 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2009, or are not sure that your update will work, please send an email to info@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.

Step 2

Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3

Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4

To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5

Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2009 SP5
Updater for Macintosh – 249 MB
MD5: 6678cacb57ef23235b4ac4a98e89aabd
2009 SP5
Updater for Windows – 65 MB
MD5: 1aab1f99937e15ee02efd2f96ef1fabf

Important Message – Vectorworks Users vs 8 to 2008

We have reviewed the significant changes in Vectorworks over the last few years and list below 8 significant points we believe will enhance your business and your productivity.

We would ask you to review them with a view to upgrading.

To help you get up to speed with your upgrade, we’re now doing upgrades differently.

We recognise we need to help you more, so we will work with you to get you up to speed more quickly.

Free Online training will be available with Upgrades

* Interactive Dimension Editing

If you move an object, the dimensions update. If you edit the dimension, the objects update which removes errors, and reduces risk.

Find out more, go to: http://www.nemetschek.net/designer/designer-feature-list.php?feature=new-dimension-options

* Improved Windows & doors

Improved Win-door OZCAD library with more NZ specific styles.

Vectorworks 2010 creates corner windows quickly.

Find out more: Link to : http://www.nemetschek.net/architect/architect-feature-list.php

* Improved View Ports

Graphic changes make view port editing quicker and more accurate.

Find out more, go to: http://www.nemetschek.net/architect/architect-feature-list.php?feature=viewport-referencing

* Unified View

New unified drawing environment works across all layers, making it faster and easier to create and edit your buildings.

Find out more, go to: http://download2CF.nemetschek.net/www_movies/2010/2d3d-Integration.mov

* IFC Capable

Exchange intelligent model information with others.

Find out more, go to: http://www.nemetschek.net/architect/bim.php

* BIM Capable

Captures all data relative to all components at the drawing stage

Enables easy sharing of data amongst designers, contractors and fabricators

Find out more, go to: http://www.nemetschek.net/bim/index.php

* Electronic File translators

Transfer of electronic data, including importing multipage PDFs, allowing import and export to other current CAD & presentation applications.

Find out more, go to: http://www.nemetschek.net/architect/architect-feature-list.php?feature=import-export-improvements

* New 3D modeling Engine

Draw curves and shapes quicker, with greater flexibility and associative dimensioning.

Enhance your ability to created 3D models using the new Parasolids engine.

Find out more, go to: http://download2.nemetschek.net/www_misc/2010/ParasolidAdvantage.pdf

What do you do now?

Click on this link to review all the changes in vs 2010 and before: http://www.nemetschek.net/architect/architect-feature-list.php

To take advantage of all the changes, when you upgrade, you have the choice of tailored training options to get you started quickly, including Free Online Training. (Conditions Apply.)

Phone the Megabits Team 09 445 8480
Contact the Megabits Team for a detailed discussion or demonstration here.

Update Vectorworks 2008 Service Pack 3

These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 2008 products (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2008 SP3 (Build 88670). If you are currently using a version of VectorWorks prior to 2008, you must first install version 2008 and then update it to 2008 SP3 using this updater.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “VectorWorks 2008” or your Windows executable is named “VectorWorks2008” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file will be named “VectorWorks2008.exe”).

If you install from your existing DVD and choose to check for online updates, Service Pack 3 will be installed for you. Check your version in the “About VectorWorks” dialog for “SP3” if you are unsure.

Attention Windows Users: It is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your VectorWorks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2008 SP3 update. Please contact the Megabits team for pricing and availability for your upgrade.

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.
If you do not have version 2008, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact sales@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480.

Step 2

Quit all other applications, except your web browser, and then download the Updater.

Step 3

To install the update, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You may be asked to identify which copy of VectorWorks you want to update to SP3.

SP3 Updater
for Macintosh – 263 MB
SP3 Updater
for Windows – 268 MB

Vectorworks 2008 Help System Update (for Macintosh)

This download will update all English-language help files for Vectorworks 2008 products (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks). The VW2008SafariHelpFix.zip file contains the latest help files, solving the issue of getting a blank page in Safari 2.x.x. These files will completely replace the previous help files.

This update does not apply to Windows users. If you are on Windows, we specifically do not recommend installing this update. Additionally, this update does not benefit Safari 3 users (including anyone using the Safari 3 which comes with Leopard).

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the version mentioned above. If you do not have version 2008, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact sales@megabits.co.nz or call 09 445 8480 for Auckland users/ 0800 390 390 from elsewhere in New Zealand

Step 2

Quit all other applications, except your web browser, and then download the Updater.

Step 3

Delete the entire VWHelp folder from the root of your Vectorworks folder.

Step 4

Place the downloaded VW2008SafariHelpFix.zip file in your Vectorworks root directory.

Step 5

Double-click on the file to expand the zip file. Upon completion, a new VWHelp folder is created. This folder contains the updated help system, the VectorScript Function Reference, and an Additional Documentation folder with PDFs of the manuals for those who want PDFs.

Step 6

Delete the VW2008SafariHelpFix.zip file from your VectorWorks root directory.

Help System Update
for Macintosh – 77.4 MB

Upgrade Vectorworks 12.5

For Users with Vectorworks Architect,this is a two stage process:

Before you proceed, do be aware that the recommended System Requirements have increased…..you’ll really need to have a minimum of 1 Gb of RAM on any computer using Vectorworks 12.5.

Ensure you have backed up important folders in your Vectorworks program folder – e.g. Workspaces and Templates.

Vectorworks 12 Updates

This link allows you to update installed versions of Vectorworks 12 or 12.0.1 to Vectorworks 12.5.0 and will work with Architect, Landmark, Machine Design, Spotlight and Renderworks. If updating to version 12.5 from version 12.0.0, it is NOT necessary to download the 12.0.1 updater.

Stage One:

Here’s the process for you…

On this page you’ll be able to look at “What’s New in vs 12.5”

General Program Requirements:

Vectorworks
RAM: 512MB
Hard drive space: 3GB free

VectorWorks plus Renderworks
RAM: 1GB
Hard drive space: 4GB free

Vectorworks Designer
RAM: 512MB
Hard drive space: 4GB free

VectorWorks Designer plus Renderworks
RAM: 1GB
Hard drive space: 5GB free

Please note, these are suggested minimum system requirements. In many cases, we recommend a significantly more capable machine than is described by the above minimum requirements.

Stage Two:

To then update the Architect Aust/NZ Edition 12.0.x or Designer 12.0.x please read the Architect Aust/NZ 12.5 Updates section below.

This links below will allow you to update installed versions of Vectorworks Architect Aust/NZ 12.0.x or Designer 12.0.1 that have been updated to version 12.5.0 using the link above to Architect Aust/NZ Edition 12.5.0. This updater will not update a new installation of Vectorworks Architect 12.5 to Architect Aust/NZ12.5. For this you will need to purchase the Architect Aust/NZ Edition 12.5 DVD from Megabits Trust.

Choose one of the following:

VAA 12.5.0 Mac Updater
(Note: This file has been renamed for download reasons – please rename this file to .dmg – not .dmg.exe)
VAA 12.5.0 Win Updater

NOTE: you must install the VW 12.5.0 updater prior to installing this one.

These downloadable updates are available as a free service to registered Vectorworks users. If you have trouble downloading any of the updates, you can optionally purchase the full installation DVD from Megabits for $30 including GST including postage. This DVD is now available.

Talk to us to arrange a complimentary demonstration for your business

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